The information on recent advances in crop protection (involving bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects, mites and weeds) is scattered. The book delves upon the most latest developments in crop protection such as avermectins, bacteriophages, biofumigation, biotechnological approaches; bio-priming of seeds; disguising the leaf surface; use of non-pathogenic strains, plant defense activators, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, pathogenesis-related proteins, strobilurin fungicides, RNA interference, and variety of mixtures/cultivar mixtures/multilines; soil solarization; biointensive integrated pest management; among several others (fusion protein-based biopesticides, seed mat technology and environmental methods). This book is a ready reference for students, policy-makers, scientists, researchers and extension workers.
The seminal text Plant Virology is now in its fifth edition. It has been 10 years since the publication of the fourth edition, during which there has been an explosion of conceptual and factual advances. The fifth edition of Plant Virology updates and revises many details of the previous edition while retaining the important earlier results that constitute the field`s conceptual foundation. Revamped art, along with fully updated references and increased focus on molecular biology, transgenic resistance, aphid transmission, and new, cutting-edge topics, bring the volume up to date and maintain its value as an essential reference for researchers and students in the field.
Westcott’s Plant Disease is a reference book on diseases which attack plants. Diseases of plants are found on most all plants including trees, shrubs, grasses, forage, fruits, vegetables, garden and greenhouse plants as well as native wild flowers and even weeds. The Plant Disease Handbook identifies various types of diseases which are known to invade these plants located throughout North and South America. The recordings include diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroids and nematodes. Causal disease agents are described and illustrated in many cases and diseases and disease control measures are also discussed. A book such as this is never finished since new reports of diseases are continuously reported. This includes new diseases and previously known diseases which occur on both presently recorded plants and on new plants found to be susceptible to diseases. For example, in the year 2010 more than 140 new diseases were reported throughout North and South America. Westcott’s Plant Disease handbook provides a reference and guide for identification and control of these plant disease problems.
Allelopathy is an ecological phenomenon by which plants release organic chemicals (allelochemicals) into the environment influencing the growth and survival of other organisms. In this book, leading scientists in the field synthesize latest developments in allelopathy research with a special emphasis on its application in sustainable agriculture. The following topics are highlighted: Ecological implications, such as the role of allelopathy during the invasion of alien plant species; regional experiences with the application of allelopathy in agricultural systems and pest management; the use of microscopy for modeling allelopathy; allelopathy and abiotic stress tolerance; host allelopathy and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; allelopathic interaction with plant nutrition; and the molecular mechanisms of allelopathy. This book is an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students in the fields of plant physiology, agriculture, ecology, environmental sciences, and molecular biology.
Each section of Plant Virology Protocols, Second Edition presents the most novel methods and protocols to allow researchers more effective approaches to study plant viruses. The many subjects covered in this important new edition range from techniques for investigating viral nucleic acid sequence, protein analysis and investigation of protein function, techniques for microscopy/GFP visualization and analysis/protein tagging/generation of infectious clones and other such tools, as well as areas of genomics and interactions with host factors and plant-based studies.
Seeds provide an efficient means in disseminating plant virus and viroid diseases. The success of modern agriculture depends on pathogen free seed with high yielding character and in turn disease management. The present book provides the latest information along with the total list of seed transmitted virus and viroid diseases at global level including, the yield losses, diagnostic techniques, mechanism of seed transmission, epidemiology and virus disease management aspects. Additional information is also provided on the transmission of plant virus and virus-like diseases through vegetative propagules. It is also well known that seed transmitted viruses are introduced into new countries and continents during large-scale traffic movements through infected germplasm and plant propogules. The latest diagnostic molecular techniques in different virus-host combinations along with disease management measures have been included. The book shall be a good reference source and also a text book to the research scientists, teachers, students of plant pathology, agriculture, horticulture, life sciences, green house managers, professional entrepreneurs, persons involved in quarantines and seed companies.
Members of the genus Phytophthora cause serious damage to a huge array of plants. From the nineteenth century Irish potato famine to current widespread threats to forests and ecosystems in North and South America, Europe and Australia, the genus lives up to its reputation as the plant destroyer. This book provides an overview of Phytophthora species impacting crops, forests, nurseries, greenhouses and natural areas worldwide. Chapters cover major hosts, identification, epidemiology, management, current research, future perspectives and the impacts of globalization on Phytophthora. Phytophthora: A Global Perspective is an essential resource for researchers and extension workers in plant pathology and crop protection.
Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition is completely updated with color throughout and is packaged with a new DVD that includes more extras for students and professors alike. The first edition of this best selling textbook was carefully reviewed by subject matter specialists and plant pathology course instructors to help update the content, especially some of the quickly changing molecular aspects of host-parasite interactions. This new edition includes an important new section to teach students about gene silencing using RNA interference.
Enfermedades causadas por: Virus del mosaico del pepino dulce (Pepino mosaic virus, (PepMV); Amarilleos del tomate (Tomato infectious chlorosis virus, TICV, y Tomato chlorosis virus,ToCV); Virus del “Torrao” del tomate (Tomato torrado virus, ToTV); Virosis emergentes relacionadas con el virus del “Torrao” del tomate; Virus del bronceado del tomate (Tomato spotted wilt virus, TSWV); Virus del rizado amarillo o de la hoja cuchara del tomate (Tomato yellow leaf curl virus, TYLCV); Virus del enanismo moteado de la berenjena (Eggplant mott led dwarf virus, EMDV); Virus del moteado de la parietaria (Parietaria mottle virus, PMoV); Virus de las manchas zonales del Pelargonium (Pelargonium zonate spot virus, PZSV); Virus Y de la patata (Potato virus virus Y, PVY); Virus del mosaico del tomate (Tomato mosaic virus, ToMV); Virus del mosaico del pepino (Cucumber mosaic virus, CMV).
1. Abiotic Stress Adaptation: Protein Folding Stability and Dynamics 2. Abiotic Stress in Plants and Metabolic Responses 3. Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants: Unraveling the Complexity of Genes and Networks to Survive 4. The Molecular Basis of ABA-Mediated Plant Response to Drought 5. Root Development and Abiotic Stress Adaptation 6. Extreme Temperature Responses, Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Defense in Plants 7. Programmed Cell Death as a Response to High Light, UV and Drought Stress in Plants 8. Water Use and Drought Response in Cultivated and Wild Apples 9. Tolerance to Lime - Induced Chlorosis and Drought in Grapevine Rootstocks 10. Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants with Emphasizing on Drought and Salinity Stresses in Walnut 11. The Role of Transcription Factors in Wheat Under Different Abiotic Stresses 12. Water Deficit Stress - Host Plant Nutrient Accumulations and Associations with Phytophagous Arthropods